Monday, 31 August 2009

Royal Highland Hotel - Late Summer Offer

"Take advantage of this exclusive offer to visit one of Scotland's oldest and most loved hotels in the centre of Inverness."
Dinner bed and breakfast only £59.00 per person based on two sharing - two children under 12 sharing the same room will be given complimentary bed and breakfast.
The offer is valid until 30th of September 2009 and you should quote SCOT09 when booking.
Find out more about one of the nicest traditional family friendly Highland hotels in Inverness.

Source: Scotland on Sunday Spectrum Magazine 23rd August 2009

New Site To Promote Southern Scotland

A new site has been launched highlighting the benefits of a short break to Southern Scotland. Covering the area from East Lothian in the east to Ayrshire in the west and covering the Borders South Lanarkshire and Dumfires and galloway, the website offers a wonderful insight on what to see and do, where to saty and how to get there. The site is updated by the accommdoation providers directly and there are a number of great ideas for short breaks and touring. To find out more have a look at the marketing website for Southern Scotland.

Lochgreen House Hotel Midweek Offer

Lochgreen House Hotel, "Ayrshire's Premier Four Red Star Hotel" offers the ultimate in tasteful elegance. You can take advantage of special midweek rates from £215 per couple inclusive of dinner bed and breakfast. Find out more about Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon

Source: The Herald Magazine, 22nd August 2009

Friday, 28 August 2009

Have You Played Barassie Links Recently?

Ayrshire based web design company The Edge are doing a refresh of the Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club website and as part of it are looking for comments from those who may have played it recently to include on the guest reviews part of the site. If you've got any comments or memories of playing the course why not share them with us here and we'll pass them onto the club for their website.
A quick slideshow of the course guide is shown below. If you haven't played it, you really should add it to your list. It's just hosted the Final Qualifying prior to the Turnberry Open Championship and next year hosts the British Boys Championship.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Arran Adventure Sailing

Arran Adventure have joined forces with the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland to offer unbeatable adventure holidays in the west of Scotland onboard Alba Explorer, a 72' Ocean Racing Yacht with an awesome pedigree.
Originally built for the British Steel Global Challenge in 2000, she is one of an identical fleet of 72' steel hulled yachts, that have raced around the world against the prevailing winds - twice!
Alba Explorer is managed by a full time professional team, who are joined by experienced Arran Adventure Company staff to ensure a great fun, relaxed trip.
The west coast of Scotland provides some of the finest sailing in the world - wild, rugged coastlines, fascinating islands, towering mountains, imposing headlands, beaches with miles of pure sand and crystal clear water .....
If you are an experienced sailor, you will be able to work at your level and receive personal coaching in any aspect of sailing. There is also an opportunity for novices to complete the RYA Competent Crew course during the week.
If you prefer to take a less active role; simply relax and enjoy the sail - no problem!
Great food! You can be assured of high quality food, prepared by an experienced chef.
Great company and a little live music on the side! The Gaelic language is still spoken natively in many of the Western Isles and the old tunes are kept very much alive with shanties, ballads and waulking songs - in their element out at sea .....
For more information and to reserve your place online, please follow this link to our website.

Monday, 17 August 2009

2 For 1 Tickets for Scottish Seniors Open

The Cleveland Golf Srixon Scottish Senior Open is being held over the Torrance Course later this week and if you buy The Scotsman you can collect a voucher for one free ticket when you by one full price.
You can also go to the European Tour site and all prepaid tickets will also receive one free
The event will be the first event to be held on The Torrance since it reopened after being revamped on July 14th this year.
Charles Head, general manager of Fairmont St Andrews, said: "This is an iconic event with some of the most recognised and revered names in golf participating. After a £17million investment in both our championship courses and hotel, it is wonderful to see such a prestigious European Senior Tour event coming to the Torrance Course."
Buy your tickets online or find out more about Fairmont St Andrews

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

"Galstonbury" Sounds Good!

Little throwaway remark that we found funny form The Herald this morning. A late move has seen the 2009 Retrofest move from Glasgow Green to Loudoun Castle in Ayrshire a matter of a few hundred yards from Galston.

Apparently the Glasgow forty somethings are "not happy at having to go to Ayrshire, but I reckon the organisers are not so daft. They've probably told headlining acts Gloria Gaynor and Level 42 that they are playing Galstonbury, and hoping they don't read it too closely."
I think this is a wonderful tag for the event and think it must go viral!

Galstonbury 2009 by the way takes place over the last weekend in August (28th - 30th) and also features ABC, Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers, Heaven 17, Rick Astley, Flock of Seagulls, Showaddywaddy, Midge Ure, Average White Band, Nick Kershaw, Go West, Bad Manners and others.
Interested intickets visit Retrofest.
You can check Ayrshire wide availablility at Scotland's For Me